Sophie, Countess of Wessex, Just Participated in a Tandem Bike Ride to Support the Visually Impaired

Sophie, Countess of Wessex got in a great workout this week and it was even for a good cause.

On Tuesday, the 56-year-old royal joined cyclists who are visually impaired for a tandem bike ride in Bushy Park, Richmond. Per the official IG account of the royal family, the ride marked the launch of Vision Foundation’s, of which Sophie is Patron, new initiative to tackle rising unemployment among people who are blind or partially sighted.

During the outing, Sophie rode a tandem bike with the charity’s appeal manager, Monica. Prince Edward’s wife led direction at the front of the bike as the "pilot" while Monica sat behind her and worked as the "stoke.” For the occasion, Sophie looked athletic-chic in a royal blue ensemble with black leggings and a white helmet.

Luckily, we got a glimpse of Sophie in action, thanks to a social media post featuring photos from the special event. In fact, there was even a clip of the Countess of Wessex and her partner cycling in the rain. During a second clip, the royal chatted with other bikers after the ride had ended.

Royal fans praised Sophie in the comments section of the post. One follower wrote, “Love seeing Sophie out and about. And her work for charities and patronage being recognized now, that she is out there more now,” while another IG user added, “Such a lovely lady, doing some great things, love Sophie, one of the best.”

We had no idea you were such an athlete, Sophie. Now if we could only get the whole royal family in on a charity bike ride.

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